Batanes Provincial Hymn Song Lyrics

These are the lyrics for the official hymn of the province of Batanes in the Philippines. It's often sung during official events and occassions in the province.

Beautiful Batanes Isles

Beautiful Batanes Isles
Itbayat, Batan, Sabtang
Beautiful Batanes Isles
Beloved home Batanes Isles

Sunkissed islands of Luzon
Breeze caressed by orient seas
Northern door open to all
Is a homeland dear to me

(Repeat refrain.)

Forlorn country though they say
Orphan of the motherland
Far away by air and sea
But a home dear home to me

(Repeat refrain.)

Mighty waves and thunder storm
Heavy clouds and stormy skies
All of this may come my way
Still I strive for love of thee

(Repeat refrain.)

About the Province of Batanes

Batanes is a collective group of islands that comprise a province in the Philippines. It's the northernmost province in the country. The capital is located in Basco. It's also the smallest province when it comes to land area and overall population. The province is composed of six small municipalities. These are Uyugan, Sabtang, Mahatao, Ivana, Itbayat, and Basco. The province is a popular tourist destination in the country.